Q1) Yes, but it would start a new 18 months. You might also find the system charges you the full (Plusnet) FTTC installation charge as you won't be a new signup for the phone. I could be totally wrong on that, and I would also expect a "negotiation" to have an acceptable result even if I'm right.
Q2 & Q3) Something doesn't look right about those figures, unless you have a 3dB noise margin via the reseller. The BT Wholesale DLM on the Plusnet connection defaults to 6dB like O2 did, but these days automatically drops to 3dB if it considers the line is stable enough. You can't get it fixed at 3dB.
Having said that, the 11Mbps will be far less than you get. There's no reason, unless line conditions change, that you should get the 13.5Mbp or more.
Q4) Again, yes you can upgrade mid-contract, but it restarts the 18 months. As the difference between the two FTTC packages is only £2.50pm, and the Essentials Fibre package has P2P throttling in the evenings
, I'd go for Unlimited
at Day 1. Throttling applies but even more so on the ADSLx Essentials. Streaming is not throttled
- I assume your Blueray streaming really is live streaming.
Note that upgrades take place on your billing date, so an upgrade due to heavy use mid-period doesn't get you off the hook.
If you aren't signing up for fibre to start with because you are worried about the 18-month term, the only reason I think you should have for that is if you may be moving house in the period. At worst, the exit charges are much lower than the ongoing ones.
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